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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
"Ringu 0: Bâsudei" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  22 January 2000 (Japan)
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In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

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Yukie Nakama ...
Seiichi Tanabe ...
Hiroshi Tôyama
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Etsuko Tachihara
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Yûsaku Shigemori
Ryûshi Mizukami ...
Wataru Kuno
Kaoru Okunuki ...
Aiko Hazuki
Yasushi Kimura ...
Togashi
Mami Hashimoto ...
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Daisuke Ban ...
Heihachirô Ikuma
Masako ...
Norio Murata ...
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The prequel to the horror film Ringu, this movie provides the background story of how Sadako later became the vengeful murdering spirit. The story starts with her as a shy, somewhat withdrawn, college student who nonetheless gets involved in a drama club. The director thinks she has talent, but some of the other performers start to get jealous of the attention he gives her. Meanwhile, a reporter investigating Sadako's spiritualist mother thinks there's something very suspicious about the young woman, and arrives on campus to confront Sadako just as a series of strange deaths start sweeping through the drama club. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Great Prequel
16 June 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

A great prequel to the Ringu series. In this film we see the human side of Sadako before her death & the cruel attitude of others towards her. By the end of the film you feel sorry for Sadako & not her victims. I enjoyed this more than the original film, in many ways this film follows a more traditional story structure than the original.


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